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A quarter centenary: A full man

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 11 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:h
  1. C S Breathnach, emeritus professor
  1. Dublin

    As it has ceased to be a vocation, medicine has progressively become a life long study, and in the headlong revolution there is a danger that continuing medical education will concern itself solely with but one facet of the student life. In his first volume of essays, published in 1597, Francis Bacon (1561-1626) averred that studies served for private delight, for ornament in discourse, and …

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